How Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming cheat the poor.

Actually, if you live in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming,  your poor fellow citizens are not the only ones being cheated.

Poor or rich, if you live in those states, you are being cheated, too.Common Issues and Barriers to Access - Accessibility at UB - University at  Buffalo

Medicaid incentive fails to sway holdout states

By Geoff Mulvihill and Jeffrey Collins Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democrats’ nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes a big financial incentive for the states that have opted against expanding Medicaid to provide health coverage for more low-income Americans. It’s proving to be a tough sell.

Top Republican elected officials in the dozen states that have resisted expanding coverage under a key provision of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some have softened their opposition, but the key gatekeepers— governors or legislative leaders — indicated they have no plans to change course.

The federal government already pays 90% of the costs of expanding Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults.

If you are a political leader of any of these dozen states, all you needed to do was allow your low-income residents to receive health care.

The federal government would have been paying essentially the full cost for more than four years.

But you have refused free money from the federal government.

Thirty-six states have signed on to the expansion. Two more — Missouri and Oklahoma — are scheduled to begin their expansions in July.

Under the enticement included in the new coronavirus relief bill adopted by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden, the federal government would boost its share of costs in the regular Medicaid program, which offers coverage for the poorest Americans. 

An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation found the additional federal money would cover 150% to 400% of the cost for the holdout states to expand Medicaid.

In Texas, the incentives would send the state about $5 billion over two years. More than 1.4 million people in the state could become eligible for coverage.

For Georgia, the estimate says it would add a net $710 million to state coffers and in Tennessee, $900 million.

But your Republican state leaders have refused the money. Why? Two reasons?

  1. It would help low-income people, and the GOP is the Party of the Rich. It cares nothing for the poor. Remember, when it gives tax breaks, it gives them to the rich.
  2. It is a program initiated by the Democrats. Because the GOP hates the Democrats, they refuse everything proposed by Democrats. You, a taxpayer in those dozen states, are punished by that hatred.

“It’s the literal offer you can’t refuse, but let’s see if anyone refuses it, anyway,” said Katherine Hempstead, a senior policy adviser at the nonpartisan Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In Mississippi, one of the nation’s poorest states, advocates say up to 300,000 people — about one-tenth of the state’s population — could become eligible for health coverage if the state adopted the expansion.

Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said he’s not going for it. He opposed it, even as the Mississippi Hospital Association said it could bring up to 19,000 jobs to the state.

“My position has not changed,” he said this week. “I am opposed to expanding Medicaid in Mississippi. I am opposed to ‘Obamacare’ expansion.”

Who cares that the poor can’t afford healthcare? Not Reeves. Not the GOP.

He calls it the “Obamacare expansion,” so naturally he opposes it, no matter the benefit to Mississippi.

In three of the states — Kansas, North Carolina and Wisconsin — the Democratic governor favors expansion but can’t convince a Republican-controlled legislature.

“It’s not a big enough bribe,” said Richard Hilderbrand, the chair of the Kansas Senate health committee.

Most politicians see the political advantages in helping the disadvantaged. After all, it is the American way, to help the underdog. Healthcare is a fundamental benefit that states provide to all their citizens.

But when your mind and heart are so hardened against the Democrats and against the people who traditionally vote Democratic, even money and jobs aren’t enough to reward you for being moral.

Many Republicans remain concerned about the long-term costs of the program and are ideologically opposed to expanding government health care to working-age adults.

These are the same politicians who themselves receive free health care insurance compliments of the voters, but are “ideologically opposed” to others receiving such a benefit. (“I’ve got mine; who cares about you.”)

“I acknowledge that there are some gaps in coverage that need to be addressed, but I think they can be addressed in ways that do not require us to create a whole new level of entitlement in the state of North Carolina,” said state Senate Leader Phil Berger, a Republican

“Some gaps” is a euphemism for “poor people are screwed.” And “they can be addressed” means “I don’t have a plan and I have no intention of creating one, and every time someone comes up with a plan, I vote against it.”

It’s a similar story in Wisconsin, where the GOP-dominated Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers are at odds over the expansion. The Democrats’ coronavirus aid package doesn’t change that, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said earlier this month.

“It’s a non-starter, and we will continue to oppose the liberal wish list item of Medicaid expansion,” he said.

“Oppose the liberal wish list” means “I will vote against anything that helps our poor Wisconsinites or is proposed by Democrats. I’m against both those things.”

Hempstead, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said Medicaid expansion is a way to address one of the biggest shortcomings in the national health care landscape: How to get coverage for a group of adults whose incomes put them below the poverty line — $12,880 for a person living alone.

In states that haven’t expanded Medicaid, there are about 2.2 million such people, the Kaiser study found. They usually don’t qualify for traditional Medicaid programs. They also do not make enough to be eligible to buy subsidized private coverage on the health insurance marketplaces established under Obama’s overhaul.

Another 1.8 million in those states who make slightly more — up to $17,774 for an individual — qualify for subsidized coverage but often can’t afford it. They could be covered through an expansion of Medicaid.

The GOP says, “Who cares about those people? Let ’em get sick and die. Let their kids get sick and die. How much money did they contribute to my political campaign?”

Studies have found that adding coverage for these lower-income people reduces charity care in hospitals, allows some to be healthy enough to work and creates additional health care industry jobs.

The financial benefits partially or totally offset the states’ share of the costs over time.

Even in the holdout states, those arguments catch the attention of some Republicans. In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey left open the possibility of expanding Medicaid at some point in the future, but there are no plans to do so.

“The problem has always been how to pay for it,” Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said.

Excuse me, Gov. Ivey, but the federal government already has told you how to pay for it. The feds will pay for it. You can’t get away with the phony “pay for it” excuse. Voters aren’t that dumb.

The real problem is a relatively recent one. It began during the Obama administration. The GOP measures loyalty to party and Trump above loyalty to America.

Any Republican who agrees with anything said or proposed by a Democrat, no matter how beneficial and accurate that thing may be, will be labeled a “RINO” (Republican In Name Only).

The party will attempt to ostracize you. Trump will insult you and work against you in the next election. You will be called a “socialist” and a “communist.”

You only will receive respect from the GOP if you are a Trump bootlicker, who for instance, wishes to eliminate Obamacare with nothing to replace it, or to lie about the CORONA virus.

It was not always thus. There actually were times past when the two parties could pass legislation to benefit America’s less fortunate. (Hard to believe, isn’t it?)

Today, Fox News, NewsMax, and conspiracy theories run the GOP.  Those folks think your patriotism is not measured by how much you care about Americans, but rather about how much you hate immigrants and Democrats, and how hard you wave a flag — especially a Confederate flag.

So you of the “dirty dozen” states that refuse federal money, continue to pay your state taxes, knowing those state tax dollars could be less if there were more federal dollars coming in.

At least you have the good feeling that comes from not lifting a finger, even when paid to do so, to help those in your state who are less fortunate than you.

We only can hope this is temporary. One day, Trump and his Trumpist stooges will be gone, and America can return to being the compassionate beacon of morality most of us want it to be.

We want a return to America the beautiful, not America the mean-spirited, selfish, uncaring, hard-hearted, bigoted . . .

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

Should the United States be zero-sum or mutually beneficial?

Should the United States be zero-sum or mutually beneficial?

Most games are zero-sum. Baseball, football, basketball, gin rummy, etc. If you win, I lose, so I must do everything possible not only to win, but also to make sure you lose.

Is that the type of United States of which you would be proud and in which you wish to live?

Or would you prefer a mutually beneficial United States?

Would you prefer a nation in which my winning supports your winning?

Most families are mutually beneficial. The traditional TV family of father works, mother cooks, children help out and learn to become good people, is an example of mutual benefit.

Two companies competing for the same business are zero sum.

But what about a company and its employees? The best ones are mutually beneficial. When the companies prosper, the employees prosper.

The worst companies are zero-sum, with the employees trying to get the most and the companies trying to give the least.

I remember being a Chicago Bulls basketball fan during the era of perhaps the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan. Externally, they were zero-sum. When they won, the other team lost.

But internally, the team and Jordan were smart enough to realize that great as he was, Jordon couldn’t do it alone. So he took a lower salary than he otherwise could command, so there would be enough money to pay Scottie Pippin, Dennis Rodman, et al.

Together they won six championships.

The team owners set a salary ceiling, so that the richest owner wouldn’t acquire all the best players. But as greedy as the owners were, they realized that they had to leave enough to motivate enough great players, so fans would be attracted.

As a result, the owners became rich, and so did the players.

The very concept of the United States came with the realization that to acquire the benefits of mutual protection, each state had to give up some of its sovereignty to a central government. The Constitution itself is a result of compromise, and our glorious, democratic world comes from mutual benefit.

The short-sighted are selfish, and they refuse to compromise. The far-sighted understand the power of compromise, and realize that over the long run, giving a little to get a little becomes what these days is known as a “win-win.”

Today, that compromise, win-win, mutually beneficial idea has been lost, especially by the Republican party.

This is a party, led by a psychopathic, short-sighted philosophy. It has become embedded with the notion that anything the Democrats wish to do must be fought, lest the Democrats receive credit, regardless of the benefits to the United States as a whole.

This is a party whose politicians 100% voted against the $1.9 million dollar stimulus package despite the fact that it contains many things Republican constituents want and need.

The problem: It was a package put forth by Democrats, and heaven forbid that “enemy” party receive voter goodwill, despite the fact that the majority of Republican voters support the bill.

This is a party that puts loyalty to Donald Trump above loyalty to America, to its middle-class, or to its poor.

The idea that a politician should represent his/her constituents is largely gone. The idea that a politician should follow his/her conscience and do the right thing is totally gone.

One must admire the morality of the Democrats who seriously consider the impeachment of a governor from their own party, because he may have been too flirtatious with young women, and because he lied about COVID in nursing homes.

Can you imagine the Republicans wanting to impeach a politician who has admitted to grabbing women “by their p*ssies, and whose ongoing lies helped kill 500,000+ Americans?

Today, there are only two questions in American politics:

  1. Will it help our side win?
  2. Will it help the other side lose?

Lying is fine. Exaggeration, misleading, and defrauding are expected. If one group of voters leans toward the other side, try to cheat them out of their vote.

And of course, the “I-didn’t-lose;-I-was-cheated divisiveness is an admired “win-at-all-costs” ploy.

As for “What’s-best-for-America,” even the electorate believes that’s a loser’s game. The voters have become accustomed to the narrow-minded, massively unpatriotic notion of “Me first; to-hell-with-everyone-else.”

Patriotism has devolved to waving a flag, chanting “USA, USA” and vilifying half of Americans.

And as for that 100% who voted against the stimulus packages, and still denounce it because some of the money goes to something they don’t like, really? Really 100%?

Are you so willing to sink the opposition and see the entire country sink into poverty, that you cannot find it within your hearts and minds to allot some dollars to the “blue” states you despise?

Do you really hate the blacks and Mexicans so much that you feel they should be disenfranchised during the next election, just to make sure they have no voice in the future?

Do you really enjoy the ranting misstatements of an anti-unity, alienating little twerp like Tucker Carlson, who would slam Mother Theresa and your mother, if he thought they were Democrats?

If so, then I thank God you were not among the ones who created the United States and our Constitution, else we would be a balkanized little bunch of fiefdoms, powerless and laughed at by the world.

Today, the self-proclaimed “patriots” of some states, wish to leave the union so they can wave the Confederate flag above their own miserable tribes, perhaps to re-install slavery and erect statues to traitors.

It was not always thus. There have been times, even within the past few decades, when politicians of opposing political parties, negotiated “what-is-best-for-America.”

Even recently, President Biden invited ten Republicans to the White House to discuss the stimulus package.

Well, that was a bloody waste of time. The Republicans wanted the infinitely rich federal government to spend less so the poor and middle-classes could receive less.

Even after the Dems compromised (fruitlessly, as it turns out) by cutting back on payments, still 100% of Republicans could find nothing to compromise about.

And horrors, the monetarily non-sovereign, on-the-edge-of-insolvency “blue” states will receive money to help support their poor urban areas that already send more dollars to the federal government than they receive.

I have news for you politicians and voters: The “winner-take-all, I-win, you-lose” attitude has not “made America great again.” Instead, it greatly has weakened the United States and turned us into the Divided States of America.

Once we were respected and admired. Today, we are scorned.

To paraphrase the Margueritaville song:

You Republicans claim
The Dems are to blame,
But you know,
It’s your own damn fault.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

Monetary Sovereignty Twitter: @rodgermitchell Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

And just when I began to feel so good about Congress and the President, at long last, . . .

And just when I began to feel so good about Congress and the President at long last beginning to understand and tell the truth about economics, then I am splashed by ice water coming from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.Image result for splashed with ice water

You know the CRFB.

They are the ones who run interference for those in Congress who want you to believe the common myth that federal finances are just like your finances.

Here’s what they say:

Important to Pay For Child Tax Credit Expansion

Democratic lawmakers are planning to unveil legislation to substantially boost the child tax credit from $2,000 to $3,000, providing monthly payments to households and higher payments for younger children.

While this thoughtful proposal to expand support for children deserves consideration, it cannot legitimately be classified as COVID relief and should be fully paid for under the House PAYGO rules and normal principles of budgeting.

Briefly, “PAYGO” is an ill-considered concept that requires federal spending to be matched by taxes or T-security deposits.

It’s part of the myth that federal finances are like personal finances (and state/local government finances), where outgo must be funded by income. That’s why CRFB speaks of “normal principles of budgeting.”

Those “normal principles” are normal for you, normal for your state, county, and city, and normal for businesses. But they are not normal for the federal government, and this is what CRFB does not want you to understand.

When you pay for your spending, you must have a money source.

You must have a paying job, or you must borrow, or you must have savings. That’s because you are monetarily non-sovereign.

State and local governments, and businesses operate the same way. They too are monetarily non-sovereign.

The federal government is different. It is Monetarily Sovereign. It uses neither income nor borrowing. It creates, ad hoc, every dollar it spends,, each time it pays a creditor.

The federal government does not borrow and the taxes it collects are destroyed upon receipt.

The federal government does not have money; it creates money. Last year, it was able to spend trillions of dollars it did not have, and yet never ran short, and never bounced a check.

You can’t do that, nor can any other monetarily non-sovereign entity.

Soon, the Biden administration will spend another $2 trillion the government doesn’t have, and still no checks will bounce. That is Monetary Sovereignty.

The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

We are still in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, and more borrowing will be needed to provide necessary relief and support the economic recovery.

However, emergency borrowing authority must be reserved for pandemic-related needs, not for enacting long-sought-after policy priorities.

It’s amazing how many misstatements the CRFB can pack into three short sentences:

  1. What they call “borrowing” (T-bills, T-notes, T-bonds) merely consists of accepting deposits into T-security accounts. The government does not use those deposits. They remain in the accounts, accumulating interest, until maturity, at which time they are returned. You do not lend to the federal government. You make deposits into your own T-security account.
  2. There is no need to “reserve emergency borrowing authority.” The government can accept as many dollars into T-securities accounts as it wishes, any time it wishes (though again, it doesn’t use the dollars in those accounts. That’s why it isn’t “borrowing.)
  3. I’m not sure why the CRFB tries to differentiate between “pandemic-related needs” and “long-sought-after policy priorities.” Spending is spending. All federal spending is funded exactly the same way: Via money creation.

House PAYGO rules make clear that new spending increases and tax cuts not related to the COVID response or climate change must be paid for.

Expanding the child tax credit clearly doesn’t qualify under either of these exemptions, as it is clearly meant as a permanent policy and is in many ways duplicative with the proposed $2,000 per child recovery rebates.

All federal spending is “paid for.” Apparently, the CRFB falsely means, “paid for via borrowing or taxing.” This demonstrably false statement has been disproven every year. In 2020 alone, trillions of dollars of federal spending easily were “paid for” without the need for tax increases or borrowing.

Replacing the current $2,000 child tax credit with a more broadly available $3,000 to $3,600 credit would help address the disadvantages that kids face in the federal budget.

But we shouldn’t borrow from our kids in order to pay for their care when there are plenty of offsets available.

This mixed-up sentence speaks of “borrowing from our kids,” which probably means future (totally unnecessary) tax increases. But then it talks about “offsets.” And what are those so-called “offsets” that don’t “borrow from our kids?

Overall, this policy will cost over $100 billion per year and more than $1 trillion over a decade if made permanent. Reducing child poverty is a worthy policy priority and one worth paying for.

Senator Mitt Romney’s recent proposal to consolidate existing support for children and workers and repeal regressive tax breaks represents one possible package of offsets.

The $5.8 trillion of tax increases and budget savings proposed by President Biden during the campaign also offers many alternatives.

Offsets could also be phased in to avoid imposing tax increases during a pandemic or disrupting a fragile recovery.

So, to help reduce child poverty, we should “consolidate existing support for children and workers”?? Ah, that lovely little word “consolidate” which in CRFB language means an even smaller word: “Cut.”

And, of course, “repealing tax breaks” is a synonym for “increasing taxes.” (Historically, the breaks the CRFB has seemed to favor eliminating are those that benefit the poor and middle classes.)

It is the “children and workers” who would have to pay the increased taxes and suffer the reduced support.

Offsets could also be phased in to avoid imposing tax increases during a pandemic or disrupting a fragile recovery.

This is a worthy policy aimed at achieving a worthy goal. That’s no reason to throw budget discipline out the window. Borrowing for the pandemic isn’t an excuse for unrelated tax cuts, nor is it a reason to enact permanent policies that aren’t properly financed.

So let’s see. The recovery is “fragile,” but we should have “budget discipline,” which means increasing taxes during this fragile recovery. How wise.

So the government should do something temporary — cut taxes and increase spending — and when we recover the government can increase taxes and cut spending.

“But we shouldn’t borrow from our kids.” Except that “borrowing from our kids” is exactly what future tax increases and spending cuts would do.

If empty-headed claims were dollars, the CRFB would be the wealthiest organization in the world.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

Monetary Sovereignty Twitter: @rodgermitchell Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

It never happened

It never happened.

The biggest story of the year, perhaps of the century, never happened.

  1. Then-President Donald Trump did not pre-emptively announce without evidence, that if he lost the election, it will have been stolen.
  2. After he lost the election, Trump did not repeat his fact-free claim that the election was stolen.
  3. More than 50 judges plus the Supreme Court, many of them Republican-appointed, did not rule that there was no evidence to show the election was stolen.
  4. A crazed mob of traitors did not attack the Capitol of the United States and attempt to reverse the democratic election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris.
  5. Many of the patriotic, flag-flying neo-fascists did not attempt to find Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, and others with the intention of kidnapping or killing them
  6. Donald Trump did not incite the attempted coup, the first coup attempt in U.S. history
  7. After the insurrection, Donald Trump did not express his appreciation for the traitors.
  8. Donald Trump did not encourage such far-right, neo-fascist conspiracy theorists as Alex Jones, QAnon, Proud Boys, Sean Hannity, et al to spread riot-inducing lies
  9. The entire Republican Party has not closed its eyes to the attempted coup and is not trying to pretend Trump is innocent of treason.
  10. The GOP is not filled with conspiracy theorists pushing outrageous and dangerous claims that the GOP is supporting.

I know none of these things happened because surely, “law and order” politicians would not have forgotten so soon.

But in fact, forgetting seems to be what they really are doing.

Today (1/29/2021) I clicked on http://www.foxnews.com and these are the stories I found.

-WH dodges as Biden sits with secretary paid by fund linked to GameStop scandal
-Barstool’s Dave Portnoy accuses Robinhood of stealing from own clients
-GameStop stock short seller losses total more than $19B, data firm says
-Barstool’s Dave Portnoy, Mets’ Steve Cohen spar over GameStop drama
-Ex-FBI lawyer whose big lie fueled Russia probe sentenced to probation
-Special counsel Durham investigation ‘making good progress,’ Barr says
-Fauci at odds with Biden’s chief of staff over research about schools reopening
-Fauci says coronavirus variants a ‘wakeup call’ to be nimble in vaccine development
-March for Life virtual rally to take place amid coronavirus pandemic
-FBI investigation into DC pipe bomb suspect reveals new details; reward increased to $100G
-ERIC SHAWN: We were told Jimmy Hoffa was buried in a metal barrel — guess what Fox Nation found
-Chilling new details emerge in Texas murder-suicide
-Ex-NY Times editor Bari Weiss bashes former paper over ‘press release’ praising Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter
-Meet the bull leading the charge on GameStop phenomenon
-What to know about the GameStop stock price frenzy
-Dave Portnoy slams Robinhood over GameStop trading scandal: ‘Flat out criminal’
-Google deletes nearly 100,000 negative Robinhood reviews
-‘Squad’ member blasts Wall Street over GameStop scandal: ‘Send them to prison’
-Republican senator: GameStop, Robinhood scandal shows ‘the fix is in’ on Wall Street
-Montana brothers seen on viral video chasing Capitol Police officer face charges, prosecutors say
-This is unity? White House silent as AOC claims Cruz ‘almost had me murdered’
-Biden signs 40 executive orders and actions in 9 days, shunning Congress
-Biden climate orders put Wyoming in crosshairs
-Chicago union won’t teach in-person without vaccine, as most others return
-Our hometown president’: Florida Republicans embrace Trump
-Getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t take over-the-counter pain relievers beforehand, experts say
-Chinese biotech firm had ulterior motive when offering to build COVID labs across US: report
-Gaetz fires back after Cheney ‘taunts’ him for wearing makeup on TV
-Police chief resigns after girlfriend outs alleged ‘double/triple life,’ secret family and children
-Johnson & Johnson reveals how effective one-shot vaccine is against coronavirus
-Sicilian village auctioning homes for $1 and paying for renovations
-Actor’s estranged wife breaks silence on cannibalism scandal: ‘No. Words.’
-Tim Tebow tells story of ‘miracle baby’ during March for Life speech
-Chiefs rookie gets hurt in practice, will miss Super Bowl: report
-Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev reveal their wedding date
-‘The Mentalist’ star Simon Baker and wife split after 29 years of marriage
-‘Naked and afraid’: Actress who first placed starring role in ‘Game of Thrones’ talks being replaced by Emilia Clarke
-‘Baywatch’ star’s new marriage started as affair, ex claims
-‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary says AOC’s ‘Tax The Rich’ sweatshirt proves this about socialists
-Your new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won’t let you drive it fast until its ready
-Nunes: When will real world Americans get their voice back on social media?
-Rep. Malliotakis: We need answers from Cuomo on COVID deaths and we need them now
-Pelosi needs to apologize to nation for saying House GOP is ‘enemy within’: Rep. Norman
-Hannity: Biden’s executive orders causing ‘life-changing’ problems
-Tucker: Our financial system is dangerously corrupt
-Charles Payne: ‘Shame on’ Robinhood for blocking high-flying stock buys
-Firms crack down on GameStop investors after short sellers panic
-Dagen McDowell: Andrew Cuomo’s career might be over after nursing home report

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot
It never happened, And anyway . . .

Not a word about the biggest story of the year, perhaps the century, that a losing Presidential candidate attempted a violent coup — a treasonous takeover of the American government by force.

Had the insurrectionists been successful, America’s democracy, our entire form of government, would be gone.

We would be a dictatorship like Hitler’s, Mussolini’s, Kim’s et al.

And yet, here we are, listening to Hannity, Carlson, Ingrahm, et al, tell us the violent acts of treason we saw and heard with our own eyes and ears are nothing to worry about.

They never happened.

And anyway, the insurrection doesn’t compare to the Black Lives Matter protests

And anyway, it was really a bunch of Black Lives Matter people who entered the Capitol.

And anyway, it was staged by George Soros as a false-flag operation.

And anyway, the Democrats are kidnapping children and eating them, just like Trump backer, QAnon says.

And anyway, there are more important things to do than to punish a former President who tried to destroy the American government.

And anyway, it’s unconstitutional to punish someone after they leave office.

And anyway, it’s the “cancel culture.”

And anyway, all those Republican-appointed judges who ruled against Trump are crooked and biased.

And anyway, they’re trying to take away our guns and our religion.

And anyway, all politicians lie, so what the big deal with Trump’s lies?

And anyway, what about Hillary and Benghazi?

And anyway, what about free speech?

Pay no attention to how close America came to losing our government to a mob sent by a psychopathic President of the United States.

None of that is important.

What’s really important is whether private citizen Hunter Biden might have received money from Russia or China.

The rumor is that Hunter made illegal millions by cheating students of Biden University and tax cheating the government with Biden Foundation.

And I heard that by lying about COVID and then refusing to do anything to protect people — in fact, even refusing to wear a mask — Hunter Biden caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Yes, I even heard that Hunter surrounded himself with criminals and other unsavories like: Steve Bannon, Tom Price, Scott Pruitt, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, Chris Collins, Salvatore Testa, Fat Tony Salerno, Roger Stone, Felix Sater, Jeffrey Epstein, Alexander Acosta, George Papadopoulos, Alex Van der Zwaan, Konstantin Kilimnik, Ralph Shortey, and Timothy Nolan.

But don’t worry; Hunter pardoned a bunch of them.

Yes, Hunter Biden should be punished severely for all that.

I heard it on Hannity.

And as for anyone selling out America. That never happened.

Ask Fox News.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY